News: The Great British R&B Festival, Colne, Lancashire 26-29 August 2016 – win tickets!

In his weekly show on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio on Sunday 24 July, David Randall previewed some of the acts appearing at this year’s Great British R&B Festival. (10:39)

Willie And The Bandits - GREAT BRITISH ROCK & BLUES FESTIVAL - Skegness 22-24 January 2016

The 27th Great British R&B Festival takes place Bank Holiday weekend (26-29 August) across several venues in and around Colne, Lancashire.

This well established event features an International and British stage along with several other venues hosting a variety of blues music.

The Great British R&B Festival

Amongst the main acts appearing on the International stage are Nine Below Zero, Dave Edmunds, Bernie Marsden, Nikki Hill, Wilko Johnson, Willie & The Bandits (pictured) and Devon Allman whilst the British stage hosts acts such as Rebecca Downes, Connie Lush and Roadhouse.  Six other venues will showcase the best new and established blues talent.

Get Ready to ROCK! is giving away a pair of weekend passes to one lucky winner.  Head over to our competition page!

Festival website
Competition (closes 07.08.16)

Interview links
Red Butler
Devon Allman
Gary Boner (Roadhouse)


David Randall presents a weekly show on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, Sundays at 22:00 BST (GMT+1, repeated on Mondays and Fridays), when he invites listeners to ‘Assume The Position’. This show was first broadcast on 26 July.. In the first hour David pays tribute to the blues/rock guitarist Peter Green.

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Featured Albums w/c 3 August (Mon-Fri)

09:00-12:00 LIONVILLE Magic Is Alive (Frontiers)
12:00-13:00 MAD MAX Stormchild Rising (SPV)
14:00-16:00 MARY COUGHLAN Life Stories (2020)

Power Plays w/c 3 August (Mon-Fri)

SOUTH OF SALEM Cold Day In Hell (indie)
BLACK LESION Sins (indie)
CAROLINE JONES All Of The Boys (Social Family Records)
BLACK SUN Resist (Rockshot Records)
THE JAILBIRDS Dull My Brain (Golden Robot Records)
FROM ASHES TO NEW Scars That I’m Hiding (Better Noise Records)
THE GEORGIA THUNDERBOLTS Spirit Of A Workin’ Man (Mascot)
THE BEAUTY OF GEMINA Apologise (TBOG Music)



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